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Disney World in Florida reopens a bit- but no rides yet

Walt Disney World cracked open its doors on May 20, offering dining and shopping to masked customers but leaving the beloved rides closed, as Florida begins to slowly get back to business after a coronavirus lockdown.

As the park welcomed people to the Disney Springs shopping strip in Orlando, the new reality of life in the COVID-19 era was stark.

Man arrested trying to quarantine on private Disney island

Florida deputies arrested a man who had been living out his quarantine on a shuttered Disney World island, telling authorities it felt like a "tropical paradise."

Orange County Sheriff's deputies found Richard McGuire on Disney's Discovery Island on April 30. He said he'd been there since April 27 or April 28 and had planned to camp there for a week, according to an arrest report.

Disney World Visitors Had to Be Rescued from the Park's Newest Facility - "Skyliner", only a Week after its Launch

Visitors to Disney World had to be rescued from the park's new facility, Skyliner, within the first week of launch.

Disney World's newest transport system, the Skyliner Gondola, broke when it was first used.

The gondola line in question connects Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort with Epcot.

Journalists killed on duty in US, Canada since 1976

The fatal shootings of four journalists and a sales staffer in Annapolis, Maryland, are the latest killings of news-industry workers. While journalists covering international conflicts often face significant risks, it's relatively rare for those working in the U.S. to be targeted. However, at least 17 other journalists in the U.S.

AJC, HALC mark fifth anniversary of congressional Greece-Israel alliance

Diplomats, members of Congress, Greek-American and Cypriot-American partners, and leaders of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) gathered at the Greek Ambassador's residence earlier this week to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Congressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance (CHIA).

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